February Newsletter

 FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

2018

 

1.STUDIO SEAMSTRESS

Francine Lauzon is our studio seamstress.  You may contact her for any alterations you need for costumes: 

705-267-8342. Francine urges you to call her as soon as possible as her availability in April will be very slim.

 

2. TROPHY SHOP FOR ALL DANCEWEAR REQUIREMENTS

If you require any tights or shoes, we ask that you go to the Trophy Shop:  21 Father Costello Drive, Schumacher.  705-264-3444. Since First Choice Dancewear is now closed; this is the only dancewear store available to us.

 

3.  RECITAL DVD’S

You may still purchase your recital DVD’s for this upcoming dance recital.  Please see Mardi in the office for more details or contact her at:  office@themkda.com

 

4.  RECITAL VOLUNTEERS

We are already looking for recital volunteers.  We cannot put on a show of this size without the help of the parents.  It is easy to submit your name; simply go to:   http://www.themkda.com and go to the “RECITAL INFO” page and click on “VOLUNTEERS”.  Here is the direct link:  http://www.themkda.com/recital-info/volunteer/

 

5.  CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS

If you have changed your email address, please inform Mardi ASAP.  In March, we will be sending the link for ticket sales and we want to make sure everyone receives this link. 

 

6.  NO HAIR OR MAKEUP AT RECITAL!!

We are sorry to inform you that we will not have volunteers helping out with hair and makeup at recital this year.  Our hair & makeup artists were treated very poorly last year by many of our dancers and, as a consequence, we are removing this free service to all dancers. Parents will need to ensure their child’s hair & makeup is done at home or by a hair dresser.  MKDA was proud to offer this service to their dancers, however the mistreatment and bullying these volunteers received last year was unacceptable on all levels.

 

7.  KIDSPORTS

We wish to inform you that as of Feb 1st 2018, KIDSPORT will no longer be affiliated with Kidsport Canada. They are now called “Sports for Kids Timmins”.   This will ensure all contributions remain locally and benefit deserving children from low income families in Timmins. The organization will continue to operate in the same manner.

 

8. YEAR-AT-A-GLANCE

 

We have made some revisions to this document and are attaching it with this email. Please mark the changes for March Break.

 

 

9.  RECITAL TICKET SALES

We are so pleased to announce we are doing ticket sales the same way as last year:  Online!! Everything went so smoothly we cannot do it any other way! Purchase your recital tickets from the comfort of your own home or tablet!  Here’s how it will work:

Price of tickets:  As usual, this will be a reserved seating event. $20.00 for side seats and $23.00 for middle seats.

How?  All MKDA families will receive an email with the direct link to ON STAGE DIRECT (which is the company we use to purchase tickets).  On the first day, families will be able to purchase 10 tickets each and additional tickets may be purchased during our ”General Public’‘ dates.  You will be receiving your direct link by email so please keep your eyes out on your emails with SUBJECT LINEDIRECT LINK FOR TICKET SALE. All those wanting to pay by cash or debit, will need to come in at the studio during regular office hours.  No tickets can be printed without full payment.

When?  Saturday, March 17th starting at 9:00am (presale):  Ticket sales for last year’s volunteers, MKDA staff, recital program sponsors & competitive team sponsors.  These people will receive the PRESALE link by email.  SUBJECT LINE:  PRESALE LINK FOR RECITAL TICKETS.

Sunday, March 18th starting at 1:00am:  Ticket sale for MKDA families.

Monday, March 19th starting at 1:00am to Wednesday, April 18th : Ticket sale for General Public.  There will be a link on every page of our website entitled:  PURCHASE RECITAL TICKETS HERE.  

Recital Dates:  Friday, April 20th at 7:00pm (Senior  Show), Saturday, April 21st at 1:00pm (Full Show) and Sunday, April 22nd at 1:00pm (Full Show).

**NOTE:  AFTER APRIL 18th , tickets can only be purchased at the door 1 hour prior to each show.